Butterflies of the Spraying Rain (1987)
"Thoovanathumbikal" (original title)

 |  Drama, Fantasy, Musical
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Jayakrishnan falls in love with two girls, Radha and Clara, and fights his confusion about whom he should marry and spend his life with.



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Credited cast:
Mohanlal ...
Sumalatha ...
Parvathi ...
Asokan ...
Babu Namboothiri ...
Thangal (as Babu Nampoothiri)
Srinath ...
Sukumari ...
Jayakrishnan's Mother
Jagathi Sreekumar ...
Ravunni Nair
Sankaradi ...
Radha's Father
M.G. Soman ...
Moni Joseph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Mathew
Sulakshana ...
Jayakrishnan's sister


Jayakrishnan(Mohanlal), a bachelor guy, is leading a dual life - one in the town and the other with his mother and sister in the village. The story revolves around Thrissur, a place in Kerala. In the town he's a party man spending time with his friends but at home, he's a good family man. The story is about how he falls in love with two girls - Radha(Parvathy), one of his distant relatives in village and Clara(Sumalatha) a sex worker in town and then gets confused with the choice of whom he should spend his life with. Written by Chandu

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(151 mins)


(35 mm version)|
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Shopkeeper: Do you need some more salt for the lemon juice?
Jayakrishnan: Salt? It is cheap, right? Where is the ice?
Shopkeeper: Don't have ice!
Jayakrishnan: No ice? Then what the hell is written on this board? It is "cool drinks"! Don't you know what it means?
Shopkeeper: Okay, I'll go to school again and learn from the beginning! If you don't need, don't pay!
Jayakrishnan: [to Rishi] We don't need any juice from this rascal. let's go somewhere else.
Jayakrishnan: [to Shopkeeper] Drink it yourself!
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21 October 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is should be in fact the best movie by Padmarajan, ever. thats my opinion. It is a bold story of love versus lust..love doesn't win. lust doesn't loose the game also. The game of life is practically won by love, as lust takes a back door exit. Clara the prostitute unlike many others, enters her profession not because of her life problems, but because she wants to. Protagonist, Jayakrishnan played by Mohanlal is drawn quite masterfully. He is bold and daring, and in his town, the most popular. In his village, he is a humble landlord and a farmer, who is conservative.

Both faces of the character are safe with Mohan Lal. He again displays his genius as he eases through the role. The directors brilliance is shown in so many shots like the song sequences, and when he proposes Clara.

This will be boldest movies ever in Malayalam Cinema. I am sure none of the Directors of this age wouldn't dare to make a movie like this. And to add, this is different from Padmarajans Novel "Udakappola", though the characters are the same in both the movies and the Novel.

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